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Winner of the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, Ruby Porter is an exciting new voice in New Zealand literature.

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ISBN 9781925773552
Barcode 9781925773552
Published 7 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Porter, Ruby
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925773552
ISBN-10 1925773558
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 7 May 2019
International Release Date 14 April 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Porter, Ruby
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Teenage Romance
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 376g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 967971

Description of this Book

The present reckons with the past in Attraction. Porter?s unnamed narrator is on a road trip between Auckland, Whangara and Levin with her friends Ashi and Ilana, haunted by the spectre of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, her complicated family background and New Zealand?s colonial history. Jealousies intensify as the young women work out who they are and who they might become.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Michael Gifkins Prize 2018 (New Zealand)
NZ Review `This gifted new writer reveals character and progresses story by use of sharp imagery, intergenerational relationships, and the natural, historic and domestic environments of modern New Zealand.' -- Patricia Grace `Attraction peels back the landscape to reveal deeper truths. The writer is right inside her material - a road trip that delivers a political and sexual coming-of-age narrative. The book is a slow-burning fuse that brims with intensely felt experience. Porter is an exciting new talent.' -- Lloyd Jones

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Author's Bio

Ruby Porter is a tutor of creative writing at the University of Auckland. She has been published in Geometry Journal, Aotearotica, Spinoff and Wireless, and a selection of her poetry is available on NZEPC. In 2018, she also won the Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest.

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